Aug 19, 2013

LastPass Updated for All Browsers, Featuring Immediate Sync

An update to the LastPass addon for all browsers is now available on our download page! The update will happen automatically behind the scenes the next time you relaunch your browser, or you can manually download from LastPass.com. The new release comes with several new features and performance improvements. Of note in the latest version are:

Immediate Sync


We are gradually rolling out automatic, immediate sync in all browsers for all users. Previously, updates were polled every 15 minutes, but now changes and updates will go through instantly! This is enabled by default, but if you uncheck the automatic polling option in the “Advanced” section of the Preferences menu, the immediate sync connection is also disabled. A portion of the userbase will see this to start with, and we’ll be ramping up as we roll out to all users and to mobile.

Secure Note History


Expanding on our “History” feature, which allows you to review password and username changes within a site entry in your vault, we’ve now added “secure note history”, so you can review activity specifically with secure notes. Currently, this feature can be accessed via the online vault at www.LastPass.com, once you login you can “edit” a secure note and choose the “history” option to review a record of edits to the note.

Weak and Duplicate Password Notifications in IE


After rolling out weak and duplicate password notifications in Chrome and Firefox, these alerts are now available in all browsers. As you login to your sites, LastPass will let you know if you’re using a weak password, or if you logged in with a password that you’re also using for another account stored in your vault. This will help you be proactive about generating strong passwords, and eliminating password re-use. Even better, you’re notified when you’re already on the site, so a new password is just a few clicks away.

Support for IE11


The latest update will support Microsoft’s upcoming release of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1. Our addon will be fully compatible with Enhanced Protected Mode in IE, and will fully support the new browser.

The updated build also contains a fix for an issue in the LastPass addon in IE, whereby if you were logged into the LastPass IE extension version 2.0.20 site passwords were potentially accessible in a memory dump. The above issue only affected the IE addon, and as soon as the browser session ended, the data would have been cleared from memory. The scope of the issue is minimal, but privacy and security of our users’ data is paramount. Malware is essentially the only way this could be exploited and we continue to encourage you to utilize anti-malware to protect your data.

Other notable additions include:

  • New Secure Note templates for Health Insurance and SSH Keys
  • Manage Your Email subscription preferences on the account page https://lastpass.com/my.php

This release also includes updates for LastPass Enterprise, including:

  • Secure note logging for better tracking of team changes to secure notes
  • Security score history so you can track your team’s progress in improving their passwords over time
  • Notification Dashboard so you can automatically alert employees who need to take steps to comply with company password policies
  • Linking of your personal account to your Enterprise account in both the local and online vaults
We recommend that all users update to our latest version available on www.LastPass.com/download or utilize our direct download link for the full Windows installer: https://lastpass.com/installer

More exciting updates are in the works, so stay tuned!

The LastPass Team.